Tasha Tudor Day Celebrations

from Tasha’s 1956 Caldecott Honor book 1 is One

Eleven years ago, Tasha Tudor admirer Clarice Fox-Hughes of the Storybook Woods blog, dubbed Tasha Tudor’s August 28th birthday Tasha Tudor Day. She said ““Really I would love it if the whole world would stop and remember her. This could simply be sitting in your garden with a cup of tea, reading her books, doing a sketch or just stopping to smell the roses. On Tasha Tudor’s birthday, let us all remember her and how she has inspired us to live.” Her idea caught on and people the world over began celebrating Tasha’s birthday.

This year, on what would have been Tasha Tudor’s 104th birthday, we encourage you to reflect on what Tasha’s life meant to you. You may wish to pull out her books, whether you have one title or a large pile, and sink into their pages once again. Perhaps make a pot of tea and take a moment to look upon all the good in your life with Tasha’s example of ‘taking joy.’

Or if you prefer a more lively celebration, gather friends and loved ones to make a craft, enjoy cake, ice tea and watch the documentary Take Joy.

If you are fortunate to live near one of our existing Chapters, you are invited to join in the festivities. Remember, you do not need to be a member to participate.

The following Tasha Tudor Society events are scheduled this year:

~August 24 Yamanashi, Japan Tasha Tudor’s birthday celebration at the Tasha Tudor Museum Japan

~August 24 Medford, NJ A celebration of Tasha’s birthday

~August 24 Macedon, NY ECHOES OF HER VOICE: Inspired by the Joys of Tasha Tudor program

~August 26 Wilmington, VT “1 is One” Storywalk® Debut

~August 28 Lititz, PA High tea at A Tea Affair to celebrate Tasha’s birthday

For more information about each event, please visit our Events page.

Tasha was known for saying she had no message to share. She was essentially simply living her ideal life which has made a world of difference to countless millions.

A Tasha Tudor Storybook Trail

Imagine a beautiful, family-friendly, public walking trail lined with the pages of one of Tasha’s most beloved children’s stories, accessible to all and free of charge. This was the vision of Carol Elaine Deys, chapter leader for the Tasha Tudor Society’s Finger Lakes Western New York Chapter, with her local library. Last fall, that vision became a reality.

Macedon families enjoy reading “1 is One” while walking along their new Storybook Trail

The Macedon Public Library’s Storybook Trail was erected at the Macedon Canal Park – Lock #30 in October, 2018. Permanent display structures built by community members, Roger Hotel and Richard Deys, Sr., were placed along the walking trail to hold the pages of each chosen book. The first book selected for display was Tasha Tudor’s “1 Is One.” Since then, the trail and Tasha’s story have been enjoyed by countless Macedon residents and was even made an element of Macedon’s community Easter celebration this spring. According to Library Director, Stacey Wicksall, Tasha’s work is so harmonious with the trail’s natural surroundings that they plan to stay with the Tudor theme and display an ongoing series of her books there.

A springtime walk along Macedon’s new storybook trail

The Tasha Tudor Society was so inspired by this chapter’s project that we are developing a new Tasha Tudor StoryWalk® program to be launched next month. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting collaboration with Vermont educators, artisans and experts as well as libraries across the United States.